require or requires?


I use both require and requires in the sentence below and they both come up correct. How can that be?

See example:

Preserving and growing wealth across generations require planning, unbiased advice and highly disciplined investing.
asked Mar 25 '13 at 18:26 Augustine Hong New member

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I pesonally incline toward using 'require' because 'preserving wealth' and 'growing wealth' ARE not the same things. I don't see how the subject here could also be viewed as having a head noun 'wealth' with two participles as adjectives. We have two different actions here, so 'require' would make more sense, in my opinion. For those who see this as a single action 'requires' sounds good too.

link comment answered Mar 26 '13 at 14:26 Dsamburskiy New member

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